Front End News

Check out all previous issues of the newsletter

Front-End Developer Learning Roadmap, The Part Time Creator Manifesto, and Vivaldi 3.7 Front End News #022 March 22, 2021

Front End Masters released an updated version of their Learning Roadmap for Front-End Developers. Those looking for inspiration to create content should read the Part Time Creator Manifesto. Vivaldi released version 3.7 for PC and Android. And the releases of the week include Gatsby v3.1, Ghost 4.0, and Node v15.12.0.

ES2021 candidate, Edge Legacy end of support, Polypane 5, and Safari Technology Preview 122 Front End News #021 March 15, 2021

ECMAScript 2021 now has candidate status. Edge Legacy will no longer receive any security updates, Polypane released version 5 with a lot of new features, and Safari Technology Preview 122 is now available. Some of the major releases of the week include d3 v6.6.0, Karma v6.2.0, and Socket.IO 4.0.0.

Brave enters the Search Market, Chrome 89 rolls out, and WAI-ARIA 1.2 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation Front End News #020 March 8, 2021

Brave enters the search engine market, Chrome 89 update rolled out to users, and the Flow browser is now available for Raspberry Pi devices. WAI-ARIA 1.2 is now a W3C Candidate Recommendation, while the venerable jQuery has reached version 3.6.0.

Total Cookie Protection in Firefox 86, CSS container queries, and Safari Technology Preview 121 Front End News #019 March 1, 2021

Firefox 86 is out, bringing over Total Cookie Protection (and a special logo for the Nightly edition). CSSWG accepted the `@container` queries proposal into the CSS specification process. Smashing Magazine offers awesome advice on useful DevTools tips and shortcuts. Software Updates include Lighthouse v7.2.0, Node February 2021 Security Releases, and TypeScript 4.2.

Linux drone arrives on Mars, how to run a website on solar power, and how to avoid npm substitution attacks Front End News #018 February 22, 2021

NASA's Linux-powered helicopter reports in from Mars. Low Tech Magazine has a version of its website that runs on solar power. GitHub teaches us how to avoid npm substitution attacks. And the software updates section covers Gutenberg v10.0.0, Node v15.9.0, and more.

The Rust Foundation, Chrome ditching third-party cookies, and Safari Technology Preview 120 Front End News #017 February 15, 2021

The Rust Foundation is the new steward for the Rust programming language and ecosystem. Chrome will ditch third-party cookies in 2022, and the web will never be the same. Release notes for Safari Technology Preview 120 are out, and the main software releases of this issue are Angular 11.2 and TypeScript 4.2 RC.

Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability, the end of the Flash era, and what WebRTC means for you Front End News #016 February 8, 2021

You should update your Google Chrome browser right away to patch a zero-day vulnerability already being exploited. Next, I prepared for you some opinions on the end of life for Flash. MS Edge now runs natively on M1 Mac devices, and Safari Technology Preview 119 is now available. The Software Updates section includes Node v15.8.0, vuex v4.0.0, VSCode, and more.

Introducing Open Web Docs, the 2020 Internet Health Report, WebRTC and Firefox 85 Front End News #015 February 1, 2021

The MDN Web Docs have a brighter future due to the Open Web Docs initiative. Mozilla published the 2020 Internet Health Report, WebRTC is now a standard, and Firefox updated to version 85.

Aspect Ratio comes in Chrome 88, Brave ads IPFS support, and the new Edge 88 Front End News #014 January 25, 2021

Chrome 88 brings support for `aspect-ratio` in CSS. Brave integrates IPFS, and we see what's new in Edge 88 and what changes will happen in the Dev Tools once Chrome 89 arrives. The software updates cover Angular v11.1.0, Bootstrap v4.6.0, Cypress 6.3.0, and Deno 1.7.

2021 Front End Performance Checklist and the 2020 State of JS results Front End News #013 January 18, 2021

We're starting 2021 strong with a new edition of the Front End Performance Checklist. Next, come the results for the State of JS survey, an extra trend report for State of CSS. And we have multiple updates from Node, Gatsby, Jeckyl, and the new Typescript 4.2 Beta.